Opoids, Sacklers & Sydenham

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Opoids, Sacklers & Sydenham

Post by stuart »

"In a broad, tree-lined road in the southeast London suburb of Sydenham stand the sprawling buildings and grounds of St Christopher’s Hospice."

So begins the story of how Sydenham hero Cicely Saunders helped begin the development of the opoids to help her terminal patients. How the Sackler family exploited its addictive power to enrich themselves with money and influence while ruining millions of lives.

Sunday Times today: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/760 ... cbe15f318e
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Re: Opoids, Sacklers & Sydenham

Post by simon »

Thanks for this Stuart. I recently saw the Nan Golding film the Beauty and the Bloodshed about this issue but wasn't aware of the Sydenham link.
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